Join City Historian Lisa Murray as she charts the history of an Australian icon: the Akubra hat.
Holding a unique place in Australia’s national identity, the Akubra is worn by hardworking men and women on the land, has been incorporated into national Olympics uniforms and is presented to foreign diplomats as souvenirs.
Above all, the Akubra is synonymous with the Outback, an enduring symbol of the Aussie bushman. Yet for over 70 years, Australia’s ‘national hat’ was manufactured right here in Sydney, first in Surry Hills and then in Waterloo!
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